Dr. Anthony M. Aurigemma, M.D. : Homeopathy and Family Practice NYC / 212.414.8424
D.C. METRO / 301.654.7537

What is Homeopathic Medicine?

Homeopathic Medicine is a medical science established over 200 years ago by Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician. He named it Homeopathy after the Greek words "homeos" and "pathos" which mean "like" and "illness" respectively. It is based on the "Principle of Similars," which states that a substance which can provoke symptoms in a well person may be able to cure or promote healing in a person who has similar symptoms. The homeopathic remedies are made primarily from plants, minerals and other natural substances by a process called "potentization" developed by Dr. Hahnemann, which is a serial dilution and agitation of the substance. Homeopathic remedies have been used safely for over 200 years and they are regulated and approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


Treatment Using Homeopathic Medicines

The homeopathic remedy is selected by considering a person's complete medical history, physical and emotional symptoms, and personal characteristics. The remedy acts as a stimulus to the body's innate healing abilities. The remedies are taken by dissolving them in the mouth and may be given in single or repeated doses. Depending on the problem being considered, acute or chronic, a number of hours, days, weeks, or sometimes months may need to pass to determine the result of the treatment. There are no known side effects to homeopathic remedies, and they can be used together with other treatments, including conventional medications when necessary. In addition to the homeopathic remedy, other treatments may be indicated. As an integral part of treatment, dietary modifications, relaxation and meditation techniques, physical exercise programs, and lifestyle changes are considered for each individual. All blood and laboratory tests, CAT and MRI scans, and X-rays will be evaluated and considered to ensure that all aspects of the case are comprehensively addressed. Referral to specialists, both conventional and alternative, may also be necessary.

D.C. Metro
4405 East-West Highway
Suite 503
Bethesda, MD 20814
301.654.7537

New York
1133 Broadway
Suite 1020
New York, NY, 10010
212.414.8424

Dr. Aurigemma practices Homeopathic family medicine in New York City and in Bethesda, Maryland. To make an appointment, or for more information, please contact either: